Obama Sees ‘Miracles’ As He Visits Victims Of Aurora Mass Shooting (PHOTOS)
President Obama Sunday visited those who were injured in the mass shooting at the Century 16 theater in Aurora and consoled the relatives and friends of those who were killed.
Twelve people were killed and 58 others injured when a gunman, identified as James Eagan Holmes, 24, allegedly opened fire at a packed crowd gathered to watch the latest Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises," in the theater in the Denver suburb of Aurora, Colo., Friday.
Obama, who spent nearly three hours at the University of Colorado Hospital with the relatives, later lauded the bravery of the victims and their relatives and friends, who stood with them at the moment of need.
Lauding the timely action of Stephanie Davies, who saved the life of her 19-year-old friend Alley Jones, the president said such brave actions "should inspire everyone to focus on the miracles from Friday's mass shooting."
Stephanie put pressure on Allie's neck wound with one hand to stop the bleeding while calling for help on her cell phone using the other hand. "Allie told Stephanie she needed to run. Stephanie refused to go -- instead, actually, with her other hand, called 911 on her cell phone," the president said.
"Because of Stephanie's timely actions, I just had a conversation with Allie downstairs, and she is going to be fine."
During his televised speech, Obama never mentioned the name of the suspect and said that "although the perpetrator of this evil act has received a lot of attention over the last couple of days, that attention will fade away. And in the end, after he has felt the full force of our justice system, what will be remembered are the good people who were impacted by this tragedy."
The suspect was apprehended by the police immediately after the rampage and is supposed to make his first court appearance Monday.